Sao Paulo - Embraer delivered 210 aircraft in 2017, 109 for the business travel market and 101 for airlines. The latter is 6.5% down compared to 2016.
On January 16, The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer announced that it delivered 101 regional jets to its customers in 2017, which is in line with the company's estimation of 97 to 102 deliveries. And the drop from 108 delivered in 2016 will be followed by a further slowdown in 2018, Embraer warned. In detail, customers took possession of 79 E175 twelve E190 and ten E195 last year. That still allowed to company to deliver the 1400th E-Jet, an E175 to American Airlines
As of December 31, 2017, The backlog of Embraer counted 435 regional aircraft.
The year 2018 will be marked by the delivery of its first aircraft of the E2 family to the Scandinavian launch company Wideroe. The Scandinavian regional operator is expected to receive its first E190-E2 in April. Wideroe ordered three E190-E2 in total.
The E2 Family has so far collected 280 firm orders: 100 175-E2 for the SkyWest alone, 74 E190-E2 for six customers including Air Costa in India and Hainan Airlines in China, and 106 E195-E2 for five customers including again Air Costa, and Azul in Brazil. The number of options asked for the E2 family orders is 287.
On the business jet side, Embraer delivered 210 business jets to its customers. 109 Legacy, 37 Lineage, and 72 Phenom. The total is again in line with the forecasts.
As of the end of 2017, the current value Embraer's backlog is estimated $18.3 billion. Since its establishment in 1969, the South American aircraft manufacturer has delivered more than 8000 aircraft to its customers.